Saturday, August 18, 2012

EQUALITY? meh...

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little..

The second test average was a D!
No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed. It could not be any simpler than that.
Remember, there IS a test coming up. The 2012 elections.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

----- up till now was what i got from one of my friend's status message, following i want to add ----

Whatever written above, could be understood, by most of my peer group, "to cut a long story short, lets abolish reservations".
But NO, that's not the point. The point goes far beyond that. The very idea of socialism is flawed. Socialism is not really a method of governance but rather a method of activism. It arises out of places where capitalism flourishes. When a select few gain profits, and make others work cheaply from them, rises the idea of socialism where wealth would be distributed. In most succesful examples, the fight, long or short, ultimately ends at democracy, not at communism... Though i accept china is an example of success, but i would also like to point out that the people there are herded like cattle by the government. They have a bunch of 100 dictators instead of a single one, but not much different. Maybe there is no poverty but not much prosperity either. People in shackles are not prosperous people. People who are fed internet like they are fed TV are not happy people.

It thus is not the liability of the rich to pay for the poor, but it definitely is the duty to make sure that opportunities for both are same. If someone is lagging behind, the onus is on them to play catch up and not hope for someone to trip the lead runners. Though it should always be kept in mind that, the shoes should be same for all. The leaders cannot hope to get better shoes than the ones lagging behind either.

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